Author: James O'Brien

Therese Ritchie

Though I’ve never heard of her before, I instantly fell in love with the work of Therese Ritchie, after seeing the exhibition “Burning Hearts” currently...

Monsoon Season

Most of the photographs you see online of Mindil Beach (Darwin) are of the sun setting into the ocean. The famous markets, held during the...

Brief Visit To Darwin

At about three o’clock this morning, I woke to the sounds of thunder, rain and croaking frogs. Though I’d only been in Darwin for just...

Mardi Gras Season

Around mid-afternoon I took a break from activities at Sydney Mardi Gras Fair Day, and went for a walk down the street. I’d been at...

Sweden’s Second Best

As we head towards this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, I’ve been keeping up to date with all of the different national finals. Last weekend, Australia...

Sydney’s Lockout

I got excited yesterday morning. I heard on the radio there were going to be a bunch of late night parties around Sydney to celebrate...

New Year’s Day

“How was your week?”, my cousin Matthew asked me at Ballina Airport this afternoon. “Pretty relaxing, considering I was working most days”, I told him....

Art in Lismore

Since arriving back in Lismore, I’ve spent a bit of time wandering around, checking out art (both public and in galleries). I’ve previously blogged about...

Tropical Fruits Street Parade

“Is that it? Is that all there is?”, I overhead some visitors say, a bit surprised at how “short” this year’s Tropical Fruits Street Parade...

Tropical Fruits Or Not?

I felt like a double-agent as I sat and quietly had a beer at one of the local pubs in Lismore this afternoon. It’s a...